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Windows 7: Is it possible to self-regulate using OpenDNS?

11 Aug 2015   #11
Michael33

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

OK, thanks Pyprohly. I'll give that a try.


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13 Aug 2015   #12
Michael33

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Pyprohly - acc. to the system requirements section of the SubInAcl page, it is not compatible with Windows 7. Is there a way around this?
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15 Aug 2015   #13
Pyprohly

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan
 
 

It is compatible. If it works on my Windows 8.1, it'll work on your Window 7.
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21 Aug 2015   #14
Michael33

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pyprohly View Post

To use the batch files I've attached:
1. download and install the SubInACL.msi package at that link above,
2. take just the SubInACL.exe command from the location you've installed it to,
3. uninstall the SubInACL package,
4. download one of the batch files in this post,
5. place that batch file in the same folder as the SubInACL.exe command,
6. run the batch file, then delete both the batch file and the SubInACL.exe command.

I went through the steps as instructed, but when I ran the batch file it said it couldn't find the .exe (yes, it was in the same folder as the .bat). Uninstalled the whole thing and retried the process. This time I used a different folder for both (keeping them together though) with the same result. Any suggestions?
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21 Aug 2015   #15
Pyprohly

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan
 
 

Oops, yes, the scripts aren't looking in the Current Directory for SubInACL.exe. I've updated them now.
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22 Aug 2015   #16
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I'm surly no expert on this type of matter but I do have a thought.

If for what ever reason one doesn't want them selves to have permission to do something with their computer (self regulate) it's not a computer problem. It's a people problem.

Give someone else admin permission and then remove the person wanting to regulate their use of the system admin permission.

Now the new and only administrator can set up a new account (non administrator) and set the security and permissions to keep the person who wants to be self regulated out of what ever they want to be kept out of.

Self regulation is exactly that. Computers do not do self regulation. People do self regulations.
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22 Aug 2015   #17
Michael33

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Pyprohly - unfortunately the lock batch file locked me out of my internet access. I don't mean it didn't let me change DNS settings, I mean it disabled internet access altogether. Also unfortunate was the fact I didn't download the unlock file first; therefore I couldn't get back here to download it; therefore I had to go back to a restore point to regain internet access.

It looks like I'm just going to have to use a standard account and password-protect my admins. It seems to be the only way to do this, notwithstanding it's inconvenience. Thanks anyway.
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23 Aug 2015   #18
Pyprohly

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan
 
 

Ouch.

I managed to locate the registry key that stored the DNS settings, I didn't know which specific values contained them though. The problem is that I don't have a DNS configuration on hand to test with: my internet access would be zero given the random IPs I would input for my DNS settings. I didn't know if the solution worked, all I knew was the DNS settings couldn't be changed.

I should have at least checked my understanding with the web before creating a solution. The theory is always harder than the prac. At least I know how to completely disable internet access now .

Apologies. If I do get the time to research all there is to know about DNSs I'll try to fix the issue. Password protecting your admin accounts would be easiest way for you at this time, despite inconveniences it may bring.
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23 Aug 2015   #19
Michael33

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pyprohly View Post
Ouch.

I managed to locate the registry key that stored the DNS settings, I didn't know which specific values contained them though. The problem is that I don't have a DNS configuration on hand to test with: my internet access would be zero given the random IPs I would input for my DNS settings. I didn't know if the solution worked, all I knew was the DNS settings couldn't be changed.

I should have at least checked my understanding with the web before creating a solution. The theory is always harder than the prac. At least I know how to completely disable internet access now .

Apologies. If I do get the time to research all there is to know about DNSs I'll try to fix the issue. Password protecting your admin accounts would be easiest way for you at this time, despite inconveniences it may bring.

Thanks for trying - and for the apology
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